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Story Time in the Park

Because library meeting rooms remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional children’s events will be modified to observe social distancing guidelines.  Starting in June 2021, the ACLS Story Corps will host outdoor story times twice a week at alternating parks throughout the county. 

Families are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy listening to several books designed to have fun, strengthen literacy skills and promote healthy outdoor adventures. Every child will also receive free books to take home! 

Masks are strongly encouraged for the events, especially for those selecting books and retrieving craft kits from staff. Families are asked to observe a distance of 6 feet from other families, children must stay with their families. Please visit the CDC’s guide for Visiting Parks and Recreational Facilities before attending.

Please stay home if anyone in your household is ill or has had close contact with someone that has tested positive for COVID-19 or someone that has symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.

We are using guidelines from the CDC, State of Maryland, and Allegany County Health Department. Even as we follow these guidelines, as a public space and service we cannot guarantee a germ-free environment. Attending an event is your decision based on the needs of you and your family. For patrons not comfortable attending an event, we will be offering virtual programs.

Outdoor story times will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  

Summer 2021 Story Time in the Park Schedule*:

June 15 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

June 17 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

June 22 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

June 24 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

June 29 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

*Special Wednesday Event with Community Helpers* June 30 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

July 1 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

July 6 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

July 8 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

July 13 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

July 15 – Glendening Park in Frostburg – 10 AM

July 20 – Canal Place in Cumberland – 10 AM

July 22 – Iron Furnace Park in Lonaconing – 10 AM

July 27 – Cresaptown Sports Complex – 10 AM

July 29 – Constitution Park Amphitheater – 10 AM

August 3 – Creekside Park in Westernport – 10 AM

August 5 – Holly Field in LaVale – 10 AM

*The schedule is subject to change and is weather permitting. Please follow our Allegany County Library System Facebook page for news and updates and check back regularly.